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SECTION 606. STATEMENT OF MERGER.
In a merger under Section 604, the statement of merger must:
(1) comply with [cite the provisions of this state's limited liability company act pertaining to the contents of a statement of merger]; and
Reporter's Comment to Paragraph (1) – This article rests on and is linked to the merger provisions in an enacting state's limited liability company act. See Section 604, comment. A state that has enacted Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (2006) (Last Amended 2013) would cite Section 1025.
A merger without a statement would be an emotionally empty one. Therefore, § 606 provides for a Statement of Merger, the first requirement of which under ¶ (1) is that it would comply with ULLCA § 1025. This of course is yet another big extrapolation provision.
(2) include as an attachment the following records, each to become effective when the merger becomes effective:
Reporter's Comment to Paragraph (2) – These requirements supplement the requirements stated in the merger provisions of an enacting state's limited liability company act. See, e.g., Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (2006) (Last Amended 2013), Section 1025 (stating what the plan of merger must include).
(A) for a protected series of a merging company being terminated as a result of the merger, a statement of termination signed by the company;
(B) for a protected series of a non-surviving company which after the merger will be a relocated protected series:
(i) a statement of relocation signed by the non-surviving company which contains the name of the company and the name of the protected series before and after the merger; and
Reporter's Comment to Paragraph (2)(B)(i) – This statement is to provide information for the public record of a non-surviving company.
(ii) a statement of protected series designation signed by the surviving company; and
Reporter's Comment to Paragraph (2)(B)(ii) – This statement is to provide information for the public record of the surviving company.
(C) for a protected series being established by the surviving company as a result of the merger, a statement of designation signed by the company.
JayNote: Paragraph (2) of § 606 then provides for additional things that must be attached to the Statement of Merger for a Series LLC, being a Statement of Termination for each protected series which is killed off by the merger, and a Statement of Relocation for each protected series that survives the merger. Similarly, for a new protected series that is created as a result of the merger, there must be a Statement of Designation. No suggested forms are provided for all these novel Statements, so feel free to just make them up as you go.
ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 101. SHORT TITLE. SECTION 102. DEFINITIONS. SECTION 103. NATURE OF PROTECTED SERIES. SECTION 104. POWERS AND DURATION OF PROTECTED SERIES. SECTION 105. GOVERNING LAW. SECTION 106. RELATION OF OPERATING AGREEMENT, THIS ACT, AND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ACT. SECTION 107. ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS ON OPERATING AGREEMENT. SECTION 108. RULES FOR APPLYING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ACT TO SPECIFIED PROVISIONS OF ACT.
ARTICLE 2. ESTABLISHING PROTECTED SERIES
SECTION 201. PROTECTED SERIES DESIGNATION; AMENDMENT. SECTION 202. NAME. SECTION 203. REGISTERED AGENT. SECTION 204. SERVICE OF PROCESS, NOTICE, DEMAND, OR OTHER RECORD. SECTION 205. CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING FOR PROTECTED SERIES. SECTION 206. INFORMATION REQUIRED IN ANNUAL BIENNIAL REPORT; EFFECT OF FAILURE TO PROVIDE.
ARTICLE 3. ASSOCIATED ASSET; ASSOCIATED MEMBER; PROTECTED-SERIES TRANSFERABLE INTEREST; MANAGEMENT; RIGHT OF INFORMATION
SECTION 301. ASSOCIATED ASSET. SECTION 302. ASSOCIATED MEMBER. SECTION 303. PROTECTED-SERIES TRANSFERABLE INTEREST. SECTION 304. MANAGEMENT. SECTION 305. RIGHT OF PERSON NOT ASSOCIATED MEMBER OF PROTECTED SERIES TO INFORMATION CONCERNING PROTECTED SERIES.
ARTICLE 4. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY AND ENFORCEMENT OF CLAIMS
SECTION 401. LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY. SECTION 402. CLAIM SEEKING TO DISREGARD LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. SECTION 403. REMEDIES OF JUDGMENT CREDITOR OF ASSOCIATED MEMBER OR PROTECTED-SERIES TRANSFEREE. SECTION 404. ENFORCEMENT AGAINST NON-ASSOCIATED ASSET.
ARTICLE 5. DISSOLUTION AND WINDING UP OF PROTECTED SERIES
SECTION 501. EVENTS CAUSING DISSOLUTION OF PROTECTED SERIES. SECTION 502. WINDING UP DISSOLVED PROTECTED SERIES. SECTION 503. EFFECT OF REINSTATEMENT OF SERIES LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR REVOCATION OF VOLUNTARY DISSOLUTION.
ARTICLE 6. ENTITY TRANSACTIONS RESTRICTED
SECTION 601. DEFINITIONS. SECTION 602. PROTECTED SERIES MAY NOT BE PARTY TO ENTITY TRANSACTION. SECTION 603. RESTRICTION ON ENTITY TRANSACTION INVOLVING PROTECTED SERIES. SECTION 604. MERGER AUTHORIZED; PARTIES RESTRICTED. SECTION 605. PLAN OF MERGER. SECTION 606. STATEMENT OF MERGER. SECTION 607. EFFECT OF MERGER. SECTION 608. APPLICATION OF SECTION 404 AFTER MERGER.
ARTICLE 7. FOREIGN PROTECTED SERIES
SECTION 701. GOVERNING LAW. SECTION 702. NO ATTRIBUTION OF ACTIVITIES CONSTITUTING DOING BUSINESS OR FOR ESTABLISHING JURISDICTION. SECTION 703. REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN PROTECTED SERIES. SECTION 704. DISCLOSURE REQUIRED WHEN FOREIGN SERIES LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY OR FOREIGN PROTECTED SERIES PARTY TO PROCEEDING.
ARTICLE 8. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
SECTION 801. UNIFORMITY OF APPLICATION AND CONSTRUCTION. SECTION 802. RELATION TO ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES IN GLOBAL AND NATIONAL COMMERCE ACT. SECTION 803. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS. SECTION 804. SAVINGS CLAUSE. SECTION 805. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE. SECTION 806. REPEALS; CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. SECTION 807. EFFECTIVE DATE.
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